TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The City of Tupelo removed the soon-to-be-former state flag from City Hall Monday afternoon.
The city transported the flag to the Oren Dunn City Museum.
The City of Tupelo will fly the city's flag until a new state flag is adopted. | Photo Date: June 29, 2020
City Council members voted unanimously to take the flag down from City Hall. | Photo Date: June 29, 2020
The flag pole in front of City Hall will fly the city’s flag in place of the state flag until a new state flag is adopted.
On Sunday, state lawmakers approved the removal of Mississippi’s existing state flag, which features a Confederate battle emblem.
Gov. Tate Reeves is expected to sign the bill soon.
The flag has been a topic of debate for decades. State lawmakers adopted the flag in 1894.